Lot 150

2020   |   Scottsdale 2020

1932 Studebaker President State Coupe

SOLD $156,800


$90,000 - $120,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

A Famous and Sought-After Model from Studebaker’s Golden Age
Top-of-the-Line President Chassis with Rare State Coupe Coachwork
Formerly Owned by Phil Everly and Tommy Sparks
CCCA 100-Point First Place and Pebble Beach Class Award Winner
Subject of a Featured Article in Car Collector Magazine
Accompanied by Rare Original Sales Brochures and Owner’s Manual

Technical Specs

337 CID L-Head Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Single Stromberg Updraft Carburetor
122 HP at 3,200 RPM
3-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes
Front I-Beam Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Shock Absorbers
Rear Live Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs and Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that the catalogue incorrectly lists the engine number as the chassis number. The chassis number is 6026087; the engine number is P11164. This vehicle is titled by its engine number.

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Introduced in 1927, Studebaker’s President model was its top-of-the-line offering and benefited from continual improvements made over the following years. By 1932, the straight-eight Studebaker engine featured nine main bearings and produced 122 hp. Its lengthy 135" wheelbase chassis incorporated freewheeling and 18" wheels. Exterior styling touches included a V-shaped radiator grille, distinctive oval headlamps, and Art Deco parking lights. This rare State Coupe body style features a fully enclosed driver and passenger compartment with auxiliary seating in its rumble seat, and a sporting golf club door behind the front door.

This example was formerly the property of famed recording artist Phil Everly and later renowned restorer and mechanic Tommy Sparks of Los Angeles, who served as a judge at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® for more than 20 years. His restoration of this Studebaker was recognized with a class award at that concours in 1987, followed by three CCCA First Place wins, including a perfect, 100-point score in 1991. It was also the subject of a four-page article in Car Collector magazine.

The tasteful exterior presentation features two-tone paintwork, matching painted wire wheels, and whitewall tires. The interior compartment is upholstered in gray broadcloth with leather in the rumble seat. Maintained in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition, it makes for a rare sight on the road or show field with no other examples currently listed with the CCCA.